As the extended order of human cooperation breaks down, so do our powers of reason.
“racism created by white people for their own benefit is the fundamental organizing principle of society.”
The people pushing this kind of guilt-tripping are playing a dangerous game. They've succeeded quite well so far in getting white people to stay silent, for fear of being called racist, but eventually a backlash sentiment is certain to build to the point of release. The longer the wait, the greater the risk that it will come in the form of mindless hatred, affecting the innocent as well as the guilty. It's a shame that it's the government largely responsible for divisive race-consciousness. Census forms still demand that we classify ourselves by race, and when I entered "human" in the box when getting married in North Carolina not so many years ago, the clerk told she could not accept that answer. Most black people in America have white blood, averaging about a third, I've read. Obama is half white; why is he classified as "black"? It's all silly.
Thanks once again for an illuminating column.
People are losing their minds through a caricature of Enlightenment individuality, which is now reaching its solipsistic dead end.
By that misunderstanding, "reason" is an expression of MY tribe, MY gender, MY semiotics, MY notion of perfect justice – instead of the symbiotic and collegial tool that it truly is.
Do anti-white black racists intend to stop with whites? Will they turn their attention to yellow folks? and then brown folks? and then red folks? and then part-black folks? Will they end up destroying themselves?
Anti-white black folks and their supporters frequently claim racism is a mind-set that promotes white supremacy to oppress black folks. Looks to me like these entities claim that they are victims. If they are victims, aren't they inferior? Are they not promoting the idea that white folks are in fact superior due to oppressing black folks? Don't these black folks promote white supremacy through their own racism?